Data-Hungry Libraries Needed!
Our developers recently completed a research and training event at Google's Moffett Park campus focused on the use of advanced mapping technologies for the benefit of communities. One of the tools reviewed was OpenDataKit, a free and open source tool that community groups can use to build custom field surveys.
These are not online surveys - they are custom apps used by your field surveyors out in the community. Your surveyors might be:
- ...Friends group volunteers surveying members of the public about the library
- ...in a teen program to survey local businesses, teen hangouts, or other points of interest
- ...in a local naturalist club, surveying the flora and fauna of your community
If you can envision a use for a mobile survey platform, get in touch!